Action in Africa campaign this week in Aspen |

Action in Africa campaign this week in Aspen

Aspen Times staff reportAspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Aspen High School’s Action in Africa club is holding fundraising events all week in an effort to create awareness and support for the work it does in Africa.Thursday the group is conducting its “Support Local Business” campaign, in which participating Aspen businesses will donate a percentage of their sales to the Action in Africa Club. Participating business include: Alpine Bank, Alpine Ace Hardware, AS Organics, Aspen Jewelers, Aspen Nails & Spa, Aspen Reef & Aquarium, B. Jewel, Boogie’s, Boogie’s Diner, The Cantina, Carl’s Pharmacy, Castillo Collection, City Market, Clark’s Market, The Cos Bar, Explore Booksellers, Grateful Deli, Kali’s Denim, Kemo Sabe, Le Tub, Lil’ Boogie’s, Little Ollie’s, McKenzie Tribe & Gallery, Mezzaluna, Miner’s Building, Mountain Flowers, Paradise Bakery, Polar Revolution, Stephens of Aspen, Two Old Hippies, Under Armour and Ute City Grill. At 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, a Dance Progressions performance will be held at the District Theatre. High school students will present an African-themed dance, and David Ssejinja, founder of the Ssejinja Children’s Foundation, will make a brief presentation. Booths will be set up to raise money and awareness, with crafts from Uganda on sale. Tuition sponsorships for orphans at St. Johnson School in Bira, and T-shirts and virtual bricks for the Brick by Brick campaign will be sold.And from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, a car wash benefiting the Aspen Club will be held at the Aspen School district bus barn.Action in Africa has raised more than $100,000 for aid in Africa since the club was formed four years ago. In June club members will travel to Kampala, Uganda, for their third annual service trip.For more details, contact Annie DeBoer at (970)379-2915 or